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Ukraine says Russian army officers fighting alongside rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:42

Ukraine accused Russian army officers on Monday of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country and said Moscow was once more building up its troops on the joint border.

Ukraine says military plane `likely` shot down from Russia

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 23:23

Ukraine said a military plane downed over rebel territory on Monday was "likely" shot from Russia after establishing contact with the aircraft`s crew, ratcheting up tensions with Moscow along their volatile border.

Ukraine denies shelling Russia`s border town

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:22

Ukraine said Sunday it had nothing to do with the shelling of a Russian town earlier in the day, which left one dead and two more injured.

Ukraine clashes kill 15 civilians, Putin talks nixed

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:05

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 15 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

One killed near Ukraine border by shell fire: Russia

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:08

Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

Ukraine clashes kill 12 civilians, nix Putin talks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 19:58

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 12 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

`Irreversible consequences` for Kiev from cross-border casualty: Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:18

Moscow on Sunday warned Kiev of "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell in a Russian border town in what it branded as Ukrainian aggression.

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia`s influence in the region.

Ukraine clashes kill 12 civilians, nix Putin talks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:44

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 12 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

Putin `may` meet Ukraine leader at World Cup: Spokesman

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 01:51

Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the World Cup final, his spokesman said on Saturday as the crisis between the two countries escalated.

Russia waves off 90 percent of Cuba`s debt

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 06:04

Russia has scrapped 90 percent of Cuba`s debt to Moscow, the Kremlin press service said Friday.

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba`s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.